In May 2016, Inside Timeshare published a story about one of the most “Infamous” operators in the timeshare “Resale Scam” industry, Toni Muldoon.
Muldoon operated on the Costa del Sol for years with a number of companies mainly in the timeshare resales sector. One of these was Platinum Properties, which I have personal experience of, as this was the company which introduced myself to the murky world of timeshare.
He was eventually jailed for 2 years by the Spanish authorities, this was eventually suspended, he was also ordered to repay the paltry sum of around £438,000. Whether this was paid no one knows.
Muldoon then ended up in the UK, operating in Suffolk, he set up an “Escort agency” fleecing girls to join. They apparently never got any work, around 14,000 fell for this scam.
At the same time he was operating a “debt” elimination scam, which for an upfront fee of around £2,000, with upwards of 3,000 people falling for it. According to Trading Standards around 92% of these never received any service whatsoever.
He was again investigated and charged and in 2013 he received a 7 and a half year prison term, with the order to return over £750,000 being given 6 months to pay or face a further 4 years.
Muldoon was due for release with parole at the end of 2016, so that now brings us to a very disturbing fact, it looks like he is back to his old ways.
Another company has just come to our attention, Worldwide Timeshares Unlimited, with the website:
This website was registered on 19 February 2016 to Antoni Muldoon with an address in Croydon. So it would seem that this scheme was being hatched even before his release from jail.
There are no entries at Company House for either of the two names and the director check for Antoni Muldoon only brings up a defunct entry for a previous company.
The address for Worldwide Timeshares Unlimited is
12 Kensington Road
(The Spelling of Lowestoft in the address is not our spelling, that is taken directly from the website).
Telephone numbers are:
Buyers: UK: 01502534622
Mon – Fri 9.30 – 20:00
Sellers : UK: 07716737960
Mon – Fri 09:30 – 18:00
All other Enquiries : UK: 07495309393
The websites home page starts with “Welcome to Worldwide Timeshares Unlimited®- Europe’s leading timeshare resale company.”
So the main focus of the business is sales and resale, the worrying aspect is they show the Logos for the RDO, Canarian Legal Alliance, RCI and Expectations Holidays, which is a new RCI points club from Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket.
According to the About Us section they state: “We work closely with Canarian Legal Alliance, Canarian Legal Alliance is a new innovative law firm which provides a comprehensive range of services to international clients wishing to pursue legal disputes in Spain.”
The website also has a section dedicated to Canarian Legal Alliance, this is made up of exact copies (cut and paste) of the entries that CLA have on their News section on their own website.
This only leads us to believe the sales and resale side is just a ruse to try and “cash in” on the growing claims market.
Inside Timeshare has spoken with Canarian Legal Alliance and they have stated they have no knowledge of this company and are most definitely not working with them. They have not given permission for their logo, news items or name to be used.
So if this is the case with CLA, what about the use of the logos for RDO, RCI and Expectaions Holidays, we can only assume at this point they also have not given any permission to use them. As for the RDO, they have been contacted and we are waiting a response. One thing is certain, unless you are a member of the RDO then no permission will have been given to use it.
Inside Timeshare warns all our readers to always check the validity of any company they intend to deal with, if they claim they are working with another firm especially a law firm check that fact as well.
If you have had any contact with or from this new “Muldoon” enterprise contact Inside Timeshare with your story. It will help to warn others.
Below are links to the original article and news items surrounding Toni Muldoon and his exploits:
Since publishing the RDO have confirmed that the use of their logo is illegal as no permission has been given.